Gospel singer Patience Namadingo returns with Lero

After a long disappearance that was mixed with scandals and stage absence, Lilongwe based gospel musician Patience Namadingo of ‘Mtendere’ fame has finally broken the silence and bounced back with his latest second album titled ‘Lero”.

With singles from the album already enjoying repeated airplays on most of the radio stations, Namadingo is poised to reclaim his position in gospel circles after it was spoiled with scandals that almost ruined his music career as gospel singer.

The singles include; ‘Jesus in me’, ‘Kanyimbo’, ‘Tapeza’, ‘Sindidzasowa kanthu’ and ‘Bwenzi’. The videos of ‘Sindidzasowa Kanthu’ and ‘Bwenzi’ are also enjoying massive beaming on Television stations.

Speaking in an interview with Nyasa Times, Namadingo said she was currently working launching the album and that will announce soon when it be officially released.

Namadingo

He uttered his delight towards the new album: “It’s a theme to me and every song in the album is a hit and umbrella. So everything is today because when Jesus heals, it’s today and not yesterday or tomorrow”.

‘Lero’ has 10 tracks unlike his debut “Tiri ndi Yesu” which had 8 tracks.

“Lero it’s a milestone. It’s another step. I believe in practice and I believe I have improved in terms of voice because I practiced a lot. Am into music and I want to do music for the rest of my life and I want to invade the international market. Not with this album, but in near future,’ explained the afro haired artist.

Talking about production, Patience explained that the latest album is much better than the previous one and he also took time to make clear to that he does not depict or copy his style and music from any other artist.

“I don’t copy I do my music as Patience. Malawians can bare witness with me. Am a creator and if the word copy exists in my vocabulary then it has to be other people copying from me, “said Namadingo.

Surprisingly, the gospel artist confessed that he gets his inspiration from secular musicians.

“I get my inspiration from other musicians. There are other elements that I see in people and I add up to my skill. All the big names, we are talking of new artists like Maskal and Armstrong who have something that I respect. Lulu and Skeffa Chimoto on the other hand are also good artists.

“We are in the same family and we are all musical. As far as gospel is concerned, I need to package my music in a right way and don’t forget that the bands that back us are not gospel but secular,” added Namadingo.

“Am inspired by true events and I also get my inspiration from the bible. So I mix them, biblically and things from our daily lives. I understand that I have got a big role to play. I sing for everybody, not only those in church but also sinners”.

On scandals that saw him making headlines in the media and being criticized by his fans, a scenario that was followed his absence from live shows; Namadingo said that it’s obvious that people have to talk about him for he is a headliner not a tail.

“People have to talk about me. My duty is to go forward not concentrating what people are saying so it doesn’t affect me but rather keeps me strong. Negatives try to bring out the positives. I take critics and improve on them. I took a break from live shows because I was concentrating on my album and not because of the bad publicity. There are people who have moved on in the ministry. I believe in people’s encouragement and appreciation. That’s what keeps me moving, the media, fans and a lot of stake holders,’ he explained.

The album, “Lero” has been produced by a number of well known producers among them Ralph Ching’amba of Ralph Records, Amos Mulolowa and Lulu who has mixed and compiled all songs at his Mathumela studio.

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